Maija Keller was a free spirit who believed in compassion, social justice, and wit. She loved a good laugh, a good song, and rhubarb cider. Maija was pre-deceased by her husband Harold (Skip) Frey. She leaves behind five children and step-children: Vincent, Victor, Linette Chris, and Jenny; and her grandchildren Kristina, Quentin, Ronan, Ashleigh, Erin, Brooke, Karissa, and Jacob; and great-grandchild, Tyrion.
Maija laboured as a personal support worker at a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. Prior to this work, Maija held a teaching certificate and owned a farm near Pembroke, Ontario with her second husband. While on the farm, she was excellent at plough work and animal husbandry. She was a great marksman and had encounters with bears, wolves, and unruly hunters.
Throughout her life, Maija made time for culinary excellence, dancing, singing in an eco-feminist acapella choir, tending an award-winning garden she created with Skip, and crafting the most creative and stunning sewn and knit garments. Maija will be deeply missed by friends and family, but her journey continues as a "cosmic butterfly."
The family is not accepting flowers, but instead encourages donations to be made in memory of Maija to MS Canada or the Reception House Waterloo Region (cards available at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 519-749-8467).